A New World

A New World

Book - 2000 | 1st American ed.
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Following the failure of his marriage, Jayojit Chatterjee leaves the Midwest with his young son to return home to his parents in Calcutta, where he shares their small, dark apartment while recalling his married life in America and tries to write. 15,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
Jayojit's marriage has failed, his wife of eleven years is now living with her doctor. A year of divorce courts and Jayojit, a semi-successful writer and economist, has finally retrieved his son Bonny for his summer holidays. They are leaving their home in the American Midwest and going back to Calcutta, to his grandparents: the Admiral and his wife.
A New World watches Jayojit and his son as they share the dark, close flat with his parents while the city outside is blanketed in fierce summer heat. The streets vibrate with the sounds of car horns and the taped raags of wedding celebrations as Jayojit tries to write and remembers his married life in America. Bonny plays with tired plastic dinosaurs under the furniture and the Admiral looks at his family quizzically, his wife filling the silence with solicitudes and indifferent cooking.

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& Taylor

Following the failure of his marriage, Jayojit Chatterjee leaves the Midwest with his young son to return home to his parents in Calcutta, where he shares their small, dark apartment while recalling his married life in America.

Publisher: New York : Alfred Knopf, 2000.
Edition: 1st American ed.
ISBN: 9780375410932
0375410937
9780375724800
037572480X
Characteristics: 191 p. ; 22 cm.

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